How to get an Uganda Visa
Complete online application
Prepare your passport and fill in our simple online form in 5 minutes
Receive your travel visa
We will send you your approved document within a few days - without you having to go anywhere!
Start your journey
Show your passport and the visa we sent you when you arrive at your destination.
REQUIREMENTS FOR UGANDA VISA
For the single-entry tourist Uganda visa, you will need:
- A copy of your valid passport
- A personal photograph
- A copy of your yellow fever vaccination card
- An email address to receive the approved visa
- A bank card to pay
For the transit visa, in addition to the above, you will need:
- Proof of country of destination
- A letter explaining the reason for the stopover
- A travel itinerary
For the multiple-entry tourist visas, in addition to the above you will need:
- A certificate of good behaviour
- Letters of recommendation from two sponsors
- A letter explaining the reason for the multiple stays
- Record of the arrivals and departures in Uganda during the previous year (if applicable)
For the East African visa, in addition to the single-entry tourist visa documentation, you will need:
- A travel itinerary
- Proof of accommodation
- Proof of return flights
If any of these elements are missing, your Uganda visa application will be saved so that you can complete it at a later stage.
Do you need more information about the Uganda eVisa? See our complete guide: How to get a visa for Uganda
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FAQ ABOUT THE UGANDA VISA
Do I need a Uganda visa?
Yes, most travelers need a valid Uganda visa or e-visa to travel to Uganda. Some nationalities are exempt, but you can check with our eligibility checker to see if you need one.
How much does the Uganda eVisa cost?
The cost depends on the type of visa you select: we have the tourist visa, with a total cost of 79 $/USD /£; we also have the transit visa, with a total cost of 68 $/USD /£; the multi-entry visa for 1-12 months, with a total cost of 129 US$/£; the 12-24 month multi-entry visa with a total cost of 179 US$/£ and finally the East African tourist visa with a total cost of 129 US$/£. All prices include fees and processing.
What is the validity period of the Uganda visa?
The validity period depends on the type of visa you select. The tourist visa, which is valid for 90 days from the date of entry to the country; the transit visa, which is valid for 24 hours; the multi-entry visa from 1-12 days, with a maximum stay of 12 months; the multi-entry visa of 12-24 days, with a maximum validity of 24 months, and finally the East African tourist visa which is valid for 90 days from the date of entry to any of the countries where the visa is valid: Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
What vaccines do I need to travel to Uganda?
You must be vaccinated against yellow fever, but we also recommend that you contact your country’s International Vaccination Centre to find out if another type of vaccine is advisable.
When will my Uganda eVisa be delivered?
Once you submit your Uganda Visa application, the waiting time for approval is usually 4 to 6 days.
Do I have to send my passport to get a visa to Uganda? Is it safe to send a passport?
No, you do not need to send your passport to apply for a visa online, and we do not recommend sending an official document by mail.
How can I check the status of my Uganda e Visa?
You can check the status of your e-visa on our website where you can access your panel using your application ID number (the code you get when you submit your application). You can consult the status of your application anytime you wish.
Do I need to print the Uganda Visa Online?
Yes, you need to present your printed visa for Uganda.
How long does it take to process a Uganda e Visa?
Submitting your application will take no more than 5 minutes if you have all the requested documents in hand.
What are the Uganda entry requirements?
Every traveler needs to follow these entry requirements for Uganda: having a passport with 6 months validity counting from the arrival date, having an approved Uganda visa and yellow fever vaccination.
CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE UGANDA E VISA
Use our eligibility checker to find out if you match with the requirements.
Uganda E visa: More information
Every type of Uganda eVisa offered by the government is processed online, without having to go to the embassy to get one. In Visagov, the application form has been simplified to help the user with possible errors that could jeopardise the approval of the application. You will be able to complete it in only a few minutes in your own language.
You must print out the approved document and present it together with your passport on arrival. Please note that each government reserves the right of admission to the country. If you lie on the form or omit relevant information that may pose a threat to the security of the country, you will not be allowed to access Uganda, even if your visa is approved.